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Global Training (蛇の道でいねむり 悟空が落っこちる, Hebi no Michi de Inemuri Goku ga Okkochiru) is the twelfth episode of the Vegeta Saga in the uncut Dragon Ball Z series. The episode first aired on July 19, 1989. Its original American air date was November 1, 1996.



Gohan beaten by Piccolo

Piccolo pours on his training; even becoming capable of levitating pyramids using telekinesis. Not knowing his own strength, however, he loses control and accidentally causes great cracks to form in the surrounding continent, not to mention smashing the pyramids. Elsewhere, Gohan is in the middle of his own training when he is swallowed by the resulting fissure. Panicked for his life, he barely escapes with his own skin.


Launch tries to win over Tien's heart

Meanwhile, Launch has found Tien Shinhan and Chiaotzu training near a waterfall where they now live, and with her famous tact tries to win Tien's heart with food. Needless to say, she fails. Krillin and Bulma show up, and when Tien hears the news, he also decides to accept Kami's training.

Lauch Shoots Chiaotzu

Launch shoots at Chiaotzu

On Snake Way, Goku has hitched a ride on a passing street sweeper. Exhausted, Goku falls asleep and an accidental bump causes him to fall off the road.


  • A poster with Arale Norimaki on it is seen inside of Launch's Capsule House.
  • An animation error occurs in this episode when Gohan nearly does not make a gap in the ground closing from an earthquake and bursts through. When it is shown from Piccolo's perspective though, it is as if he never breaks any of the rubble.
  • When the old Saban dub of Dragon Ball Z was done for the equivalent of this episode, all scenes with Launch were removed either because they did not finish Dragon Ball's dub or they could not remove guns from Launch's scene.